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Heads and Tails Triumph – GALPOT Automobilia

A couple of weeks ago I had a bit of a clear out whilst reorganising my library and the time has come to dispose of a number of items which may be of interest through my lightpress account on e-bay.

Triumph 2000, Advertisement, Connaissance des arts

From this weeks collection of advertisements appearing in Connaissance des arts Magazine that I posted this week is this Triumph 2000 ad from 1966 featuring a long since obsolete half crown coin balanced on the bonnet hood of a car alluding to the smoothness of the 2 litre / 122 cui straight six motor. The strap line approximately translates as “a piece (of) conviction!.”

Triumph 2500 PI MK2, Advertisement, Connaissance des arts

Four years later a Mark 2 version of the big Triumph was available know as the 2500 PI MK2 which had a Lucas fuel injected 2.5 litre 142.4 cui motor. Brian Culcheth and Johnstone Syer drove won to second place in the 1970 London to Mexico World Cup Rally, which GLAPOT regulars may remember was won by Hannu Mikkola and Gunnar Palm driving a Ford Escort. The strap line to the ad approximately translates as “Triumph are cars (for the) father (of the) family. They will never reach Mexico. ”

Volvo Amazon, Advertisement, Connaissance des arts

I don’t believe there has ever been any questioning of the solidity of a Volvo built to withstand harsh Scandinavian winters and rough summer time roads, the strap line for this ad featuring a 1965 Volvo Amazon reads “The service is the car”.

Volvo 144, Advertisement, Connaissance des arts

While working for a Volvo dealer in London I acquired a fair number of clapped out Volvo 140’s and enjoyed running them into the ground before sending them to the scrap dealer, the strap line for this ad translates as “Volvo: heads and tails”.

Thanks for joining me on this Heads and Tails Triumph addition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow. Don’t forget to come back now !


Big Cat in Northern Rhodesia – Jaguar XK 140 FHC

The XK 140 was in production from 1954, 1955 model year, to 1957. Improvements over the XK 120 included substantial bumpers, modern flashing indicators mounted in the wings and a more powerful 190 hp engine. Despite the extra weight the XK 140 was still capable of 120 miles per hour.

Continuing on a Jaguar theme today’s blog is a who? what ? where ? when ? to which I have only the following answers.

Who ?

What Jaguar XK 140 FHC

Where some where in Northern Rhodesia now Zambia.

When circa March 1957 (Cover Roan, Antelope, Magazine 03/57)

I hope someone out there might be able to fill in the missing information.

If you have or know of anyone else who has any information about or particularly photographs of any form of motor sport in Northern Rhodesia / Zambia be it rallying, sprints, hill climbs, racing cars or motor bikes, stock cars, bangers, (motorbike) speedway, karting, participants in any capacity, the tracks, particularly track locations, please leave a message below or e-mail me direct arttidesco@netscape.net.

By the end of the year I hope to start editing a no budget photo video on motorsport in Nothern Rhodesia / Zambia any help with information and or photographs would be much appreciated.

Thanking you in anticipation of your responses.

I shall be returning to this subject as the year progresses.

Back with another couple of cats in Hollywood tomorrow on ‘Getting a lil’ psycho on tyres’, don’t forget to come back now !

PS 15/01/11 Wow ! anyone who has any doubts about the power of the world wide web to connect folks check this out, yesterday I received an e-mail from Tim Fulcher who’s dad used to race motor cycles in Zambia, he informed me that the driver above is one Ken Livingstone who played an active part in Nothern Rhodesian motorsport as both a driver and a committee member of Ndola Motor Sports Club. Thanks Tim 🙂